FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Monday, 27th August 2018
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Name: Brian Sowden
Phone: 076 0525634

Winter seems to have come to an end or has it?

It is getting lighter earlier and dark later, but winter is far from over with blistering cold days combined with huge winds this past month.

So, it is no wonder that the report is a bit skinny this month.

At Knysna a few mullet were successfully targeted on bread flies in the upper reaches of the Knysna lagoon. Using an empty orange bag stuffed with a mixture of bread, sardines and anchovy oil, mashed up, to create a chum trail.

Sedgefield delivered a single Grunter that I know of that was caught on a deer hair prawn over the sand banks to the left of the N2 bridge.

Goukamma had a few small Garrick that fell to minnow flies, but no Grunter came out and as the mouth is now closed to the sea there is no tidal influx and the lack of water movement makes the feeding banks to deep to target them by sight.

Besides that nothing else that I know of came out on our stretch of coast line and its inland waters.

I am sure that the juvenile Garrick will start to get active in the coming months, and also the kob will become more active. They are about but unless you get the fly right next to its nose Mr Kob will not be interested.


Sedgefield mouth at sunset


Knysna lagoon